Tim La Kose New Women's Basketball Head Coach

San Jose, Calif.-----Tim La Kose, a major college head coach with more than 300 wins, is the new San Jose State University women's basketball head coach. Tom Bowen, the university's director of athletics, made the announcement.


            La Kose and San Jose State agreed to a five-year contract.


            He comes to the Spartans after coaching the last 10 seasons at Cal State Bakersfield. His teams won 20 or more games in a season seven times, competed in six NCAA Division II Championship tournaments and two NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Invitationals (WBI).


            In his 18 seasons coaching women's basketball, he has a 347-152 win-loss record.


            His first head coaching position was at California Lutheran University. In eight seasons (1994-2001), Cal Lutheran posted a 136-67 win-loss record, won five conference championships and participated in four NCAA Division III Championship tournaments.


            La Kose is a 1991 Cal State Northridge graduate. He replaces Pam DeCosta who compiled a 13-116 win-loss record in four seasons at San Jose State.


            San Jose State will introduce La Kose at an April 20, 11:00 a.m. news conference in the Simpkins Stadium Center Gold Room (1370 S. 7th Street, San Jose, CA 95112). Parking is available in Lot 1 across the street.